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DST–CSIR Inter-bursary support programme

Eligibility Full-time students studying towards an Honours, Masters or PhD degree at any South African public university. Read more on the general eligibility guidelines.

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Focus areas The focus areas for the bursary are restricted to the following research areas:
  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and digital sciences (data science, biometrics, cybersecurity and so forth)
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (manufacturing elements)
  • Photonics (free space communication, fibre-optics, laser welding and optics)
  • Biotechnology (Biopharming, bio- processing and bio – catalysis)
  • Information and Communications Technology
Value of the bursary award per annum
  • Honours  : R60 000
  • Masters   : R90 000
  • PhD         : R120 000
How to apply APPLICATION FORMS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE BURSARY CALL OPENS IN AUGUST 2018.
General guidelines

Application forms and more information about the IBS can also be obtained from the postgraduate funding office of each of the public universities. For more information on the DST-CSIR inter-bursary support (IBS) programme, please contact the IBS administrator at: hcd-interbursary@csir.co.za